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Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are employed in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions, or they may be self-employed. Bakers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.
- Prepare dough for pies, bread and rolls and sweet goods, and prepare batters for muffins, cookies, cakes, icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
- Operate machinery
- Bake mixed doughs and batters
- Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods
- Ensure quality of products meets established standards
- Draw up production schedule to determine type and quantity of goods to produce
- Purchase baking supplies
- May oversee sales and merchandising of baked goods
- May hire, train and supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Bakers in Vancouver Island and Coast Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within British Columbia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||N/A||N/A|
|North Coast Region||N/A||N/A|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||N/A||N/A|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Dec 02 - Dec 06, 2013
- A local non-profit group, Loco BC, is attempting to persuade British Columbians to do their holiday shopping locally. The Group reports that if one percent of people shop locally, it would create 3,100 jobs for BC businesses.
- Retail giant Cabela¿s Canada plans to open a 50,000-sq.-ft. store in Nanaimo next fall that will employ 150 full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.
- Sears Canada is selling the lease on its Richmond Centre Mall department store and vacating the premises by February 28, 2015. The store employs more than 100 people.
- Amazon currently has 90 Vancouver-based job openings, mainly for software developers. The company employs approximately 200 people locally and may be expanding its Vancouver operations over the next couple of years. To view the jobs, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs
- BC¿s economy will remain sluggish this year and see modest gains in 2014, according to Central 1 Credit Union. The province continues to see an outflow of working-age residents to other provinces where employment prospects are better.
- Glacier Media will be laying off 20 advertising production employees on December 13 and outsourcing the work to the Philippines. Five of the affected composers/graphic artists are in Kamloops and 15 are in the Lower Mainland.
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